Special Report

The Best Steven Spielberg Movies

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3. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10 (1,292,307 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (993,591 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 94% (143 reviews)
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore

This WWII drama opens with one of the most harrowing battle sequences in film history. That gives way to the story of eight U.S. soldiers, who must retrieve Private James Ryan (Matt Damon) from duty. Spielberg and star Tom Hanks would reunite for a number of projects, including the acclaimed miniseries “Band of Brothers” (which they co-created).

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2. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
> IMDb user rating: 8.4/10 (917,143 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 96% (827,087 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 96% (84 reviews)
> Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

The movie that introduced audiences to Indiana Jones represented an early benchmark for the modern action genre. In his search for the Ark of the Covenant, the archaeology professor crosses paths with devious Nazis and an old flame (Karen Allen). This was the highest-grossing film of 1981.

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1. Schindler’s List (1993)
> IMDb user rating: 8.9/10 (1,266,841 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (411,879 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 98% (128 reviews)
> Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

Spielberg spent years developing this Holocaust drama and refused to take a salary for the job. Witness the true story of German industrialist Oskar Schindler (played by Liam Neeson), whose efforts saved over a thousand Jewish lives. It won seven Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture.

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